To get to Portland, Eugene and back to Seattle we used both of Amtrak’s rail services in the area: the Coast Starlight and Cascades.
Our visit to Eugene coincided with the downtown visual arts festival, which included the addition of fresh murals to the 20×21 project. We set out to find some of those, plus other pieces of street art around the city.
A destination included on a whim turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip!
Discovering some of Oregon’s beautiful scenery by guided tour.
We spent much of our time in Portland hiding from the heat in our hotel room; thanks to a remarkable upgrade, we had a lot of room to hide in.
An overview of the upcoming posts, sketching out the shape of our travels to Seattle, Portland, Eugene and Seattle once more.
An overview and links to coverage of my trip to New York, Vancouver, Seattle and Los Angeles via a mix of international business class flights and long distance trains.
The photographic version of my rail journey along the west coast.
An interactive map of the rail route down the west coast of America.
The first day aboard the coast Starlight, working our way from Seattle, WA to Klamath Falls, OR.
An overview of my ‘roomette’ and the amenities available to sleeper car passengers on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight service, including the Pacific Parlour Car.